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The Washington House - Pennsylvania

4.5
2068 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
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Whether you are looking for a romantic dinner, a casual drink in our historic bar, fresh air while dining on our patio or a light snack before a show next door at Sellersville Theater, you will be pleased with our eclectic menu and our warm hospitality. Our guests especially enjoy the carefully chosen wine and beer lists and year round calendar of events including beer and wine tastings, specialty food nights and holiday menus. Join us for a blind taste test at our Wine Tasting Dinner: The Judgement of Sellersville. And Thanksgiving is also right around the corner. Forget the mess and the stress, and let us do the cooking this year. Call to make your reservation today.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Bar: Monday - Thursday: to 11:30pm, Friday - Saturday: to 11:30pm, Sunday: to 10:30pm
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Phone number
(215) 257-3000
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Rashaad Clinkscales
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Catering
Please call Cyndi Dietterich at 215-257-3000 x207 or see website "Private Parties" for menus and details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
North Main Street & West Temple Avenue
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Parking details
The Washington House has a private lot right next to the building. There is also a large, free municipal lot at the end of the block and plenty of unmetered street parking on surrounding streets.
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Entertainment
Sitting right beside The Washington House - Pennsylvania is the beautifully renovated Sellersville Theater 1894. A vital stop on the East Coast concert circuit, this intimate, welcoming listening room presents an ambitious, eclectic mix of top name artists and hot new talent year round. The theater is renowned for its sound quality and the up-close feel of the shows. Together, the restaurant and theater offer an exciting entertainment destination mixing big city talent and small town charm.
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Special events & promotions
Bluegrass Jam in the bar 1st & 3rd Tues of the month; Jazz Jam in the bar last Tues of the month. Freestyle Flights Of Wine 4th Fri of the month. Beer Tastings 1st Fri of the month. Plus wine tasting dinners and other special events. See website for details.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2068 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Consistently very good food with a great variety of choices. Wait staff is always friendly
and accommodating. It's absolutely "The" place to go for special occasions or when going to the theatre.

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vipMaria (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined 5 days ago

Service was terrible. We waited for food for almost an hour. We got bread right before they brought out food. Atmosphere needs updating. I would never go back.

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RhondaW 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Table was perfect, server was friendly and helpful, dinner was delicious, recommend the key lime torte

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Mjmck (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

It was a busy night and the wait staff may have been short; service was a bit slower than normal. It took awhile to get our food, and when we did it was apparent that my meal had been sitting waiting for my wife’s to be prepared: my plate was very warm, where her’s was not, and my duck had become a bit overdone. Not terrible, but not what we’ve come to expect from The Washington House.

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JohnS (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Prix fixe dinner for Valentines Day was well done. Many entree choices and delicious starters and desserts complimented the meal. Attentive staff and reasonably priced. Next door to the Sellersville Theater so perfect selection.

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Foodie (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

As always a very enjoyable meal. Prompt and professional service and great food.

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JohnD (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Wasn't sure how to answer the noise level rating above. The noise level was fine and I was able to have an easy conversation with my date.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Great food and good value. The ambiance is intimate, fairly quiet and nicely lit.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We came for dinner prior to a show next door at the theater. As always, the meal was great and the service was stellar!

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JLish (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Always a pleasure to dine here. The seasonal menu always has quality items on it and all are impeccably prepared. A fine list of beers, wines and cocktails are also available. Right next door the the Sellersville Theater Sonora a perfect place pre-show also.

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RachelleL (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

We went there on a Thursday night before a music show next door at the Sellersville Theater. Service was prompt and attentive. When I asked about the Australian red wine I was given a sample to try (it was great!). The beer list was very extensive. There was a special menu of cajun food to go with the Beausolei concert that night. So cool! The surf and turf was fried catfish with steak and grits. Delicious! We also shared some items from the regular menu. The arugula salad had candied pecans, fresh blueberries and strawberries and these amazing fried feta balls. The rice and spinach balls did not disappoint. We ended the meal sharing the caramel pecan pie. The waitress and other servers were pleasant and they got us out in plenty of time to get next door for the concert.

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CandyB (Poconos)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The staff was welcoming and the atmosphere was cozy and casual. The food was fantastic and prices are reasonable. I had the shrimp and scallop risotto which was awesome! And my date had the lamb which was fabulous! The carrot cake to dessert was to die for! Definitely a great stop before attending a show at the theater next door. I would be sure to make reservations as there was definitely a full house. But for as crowded as it was the service did not suffer, excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Always a good choice!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Have eaten here many times and never had a bad meal or a bad time. Service is great and people are very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Fabulous food. A tad pricey but to be fair-expected for a fine dining restaurant such as this. Thanks for a delicious evening!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Our server Jessica was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

My husband and I came to the Washington House, to celebrate our anniversary and because we had surprise gifts that I received when I was there in December (great experience then!). We were excited to find out we had won 2 free entrees, however, it kind of went downhill from there. I ordered the calamari, and I have to say, for the history and reputation of the restaurant, I was so disappointed that it was one of the worst calamari I'd ever had. It was so rubbery and chewy, it was like they opened a frozen bag of frozen calamari and threw it in the oven. I had to be honest and tell our waitress how bad it was, she even commented that sometimes it comes like that... what? She unfortunately wasn't the sharpest waitress either, we never got rolls and butter (we didn't realize until we saw other tables getting them and we were half-way through our dinner). The manager came to our table to apologize and offered another app, at that point I was just ready for dinner, so she offered to take off our tab. The dinner was good (I had the petite filet and my hubby the duck, they were yummy), but I ordered a cappuccino & my husband asked for another bottle of beer (the waitress didn't really check on us mid-dinner, maybe once, so he was completely out of his drink at the end of his dinner). It seriously took about 10 min to get his bottle of beer, meanwhile, he could have just walked up to the bar to get it. The negatives of the night were easier to swallow, because with the gift cards (and the app credited), we paid $35 for the meal, and unfortunately we couldn't leave a full 20% for the waitress, for the lack of service. I've always loved the Washington House, but I'm sad to say, we won't be coming back after that experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We had dinner here before attending an event at the Sellersville Theater. The Washington House has great ambience, great food at a reasonable price, and the service was excellent.

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Jack (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

This was a great find! The ambiance and the people were outstanding. They all seem proud and knowledgeable of the history and development of the restaurant, hotel, and theatre. We were treated very special and enjoyed every single one minute. We will absolutely return and bring our friends and family.

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vipTheRuns (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

That we went on a Friday night affected some of the review. It made it loud, but I believe it was a significant reason the service was pretty slow. We enjoyed the food and really enjoyed the atmosphere. 3 of us 4 had the shrimp and scallops risotto, and all of us liked it. We went because we were going to the Sellersville Theatre afterwards, and this was essentially next door.

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vipPaul (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

one of our regular spots. Always good. great cocktails. Onthis occassion mashed potatoes not hot but good taste.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

We came for a quick, light supper before a show at the Sellersville Theater. We were pleased to be able to choose a sandwich from the dinner menu. The service was polite and fast. Amount of food was just right. We made it to the show with time to spare. We will definite do this again.

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Bear (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Carly, our server, was the best and made an already delightful dining experience that much better. The food was served in a timely fashion and paced perfectly. When we asked some questions about the drink and food menus she answered our queries completely. When we added an extra person without prior notice it was handled promptly and patiently. We are looking forward to our next visit!

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JennyK (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Our waitress was really good, I cannot remember her name, unfortunately. We were there on Saturday night, 6:00 1/13/18. The place was crowded, full, and loud. The wait staff was super busy. But we never felt like we were being rushed, which was incredible.
I have to tell you, the woman who was refilling water glasses (young, blonde) was so very great. She had a big smile, a calm demeanor, and was very friendly. Loved her!!!
We had a wonderful meal.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Great seasonal menu selections, always a vegetarian option. Service is always good. Nice wine list. Can see a show next door.

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sosad (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

It is with great sadness that I write this review. We have LOVED meals at the WH for over 25 years as a couple and with many friends. We had not been in sometime and this past weekend we were given a gift certificate for the restaurant and theater as a Christmas gift.I am not sure why the food quality and portions have declined so much? We used to leave stuffed and satisfied-we left hungry and disappointed. My husband ordered the shrimp, scallops and risotto-the risotto was not cooked-the rice was hard he got 2 shrimp and 2 scallops in his bowl.He is not one to complain or send his food back but it was terrible, the waitress did say "they changed the risotto recipe and it others had complained also"-they took my husbands meal off our bill. I had the filet-the SMALL square plate was primarily covered in a mashed sweet potato, about 5 string beans and a filet the size of a lg. mushroom-although it tasted good it was not worth the price. I had 2 wines and he had iced tea, we split a sorbet ,one salad, and a risotto app and our bill was $85.00 with his meal taken off!! So it was basically $85.00 for one meal :0( I am sorry to say that I don't think we will be returning any time soon. Please go back to your normal round white plates filled with delicious ,brag worthy, "Instagram worthy" satisfying food!

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Michelle (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was just ok. With how much money you spend you expect amazing. Was not that impressed and the amount of time it took was extremely long. Tables being sat after us we’re getting their food before us. The wait staff was obviously in the weeds and constantly apologizing to customers. They also were out of things. A draft beer was out then another table had issues getting a soda! Just was not my cup of tea that’s all.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Very nice New Year’s Eve dinner. Service was great even though restaurant was full. They make nice cocktails - they should have a full cocktail menu!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

A really memorable and enjoyable New Year's Eve dinner with dear friends!

A wide-ranging and delightful fixed-price menu ... with something for everyone!

Everyone enjoyed their food choices!

We had the most amazing and perceptive server!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We went on New Year’s Eve and we were pleasantly surprised that the food was delicious. Even though some elements were fixed, each course was amazing. Our server was very friendly. My only suggestion would be that groups were given more time but as a couple we were rushed through each course. We would have liked to enjoy the ambiance a little longer.

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